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Welcome Back Bobcats!!

lil_bobcat Athen's fresh snow and cold air warmly greets the students back from their break. A new year comes new year's resolution, Campus Recycling is motivated to contine striving for an 80% sustainable goal on campus. We are also continuing our "NO Bags, Foods, Liquids in the Recycling" campaign, please read below for more information. Campus Recycling wishes everyone happy spring and a great semester.

Remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Bobcats!


NO Foods, NO Bags, NO Liquids

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China recently stopped accepting plastic products from other countries, creating a global plastic crisis. Athens Hocking Recycling Center can no longer accept plastic bags and film plastics as a recycled product. In order to lessen the usage of plastic bags, Campus Recycling is asking for the public to stop using plastic bags and start bring your own bags. Click here to learn more about Campus Recycling's new initiative. 

Be smart and reuse, reduce, recycle. 


Easier than Ever: 

Mixed Recycling: Ohio University and Athens City have gone Single-stream -- a newer and more efficient method than previous practices. All clean paper, cardboard, cartons, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, aluminum foil, and #1 through #7 plastics including plastic bags are now recycled together in a single container!  Learn more

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80% Sustainability Goal

Ohio University has set a goal of recycling 80% of all waste generated. Campus Recycling is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, troubleshooting and upgrading the recycling and solid waste at all campus buildings and grounds areas. Within these areas are 4,000 recycling units in residence halls consisting of 16,000 bins; 350 bins in apartments; and recycling containers in all offices and other areas in academic, administrative and support areas.